Weatherwise, everything went well for life in politics this election year Fall. Leafs fell first and on a day of clear vision our neighbours walked into a booth to decide on what government they will be governed. For us snow, cold and trumpet sounds.

We should have build a wall, Wim. You are a Dutchman, but we Canadians are not having the same scene of 200 years ago. We were British Subjects long enough and not likely Americans. Our climate affords us a tru-deau clear vision.

I am impressed by this country on the same latitude as Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, with Canada being the second largest on the planet. It is safe and sound for millions more to live.

Can you in your wooden shoes put in a word on this US-hulla-balloe, 2016?

The chosen one gets into a big shiny limo but has little knowledge of the limo. It is huge, a bewildering complexity. The Netherlands, your "wooden shoes" land, 21 political parties solved homo-marriage, abortion, drugs, et c., about 25 yrs ago.

The new man in town likes to keep it in the Family, a bit like Kennedy, also supported by Father's money and knowledge, but the Kennedy Family kids were better known for their individual accomplishment. So,..we'll see.

As a Dutchman it seems odd to me that so many people choose to be governed by one man. Government is for people with wishes or demands that become parties in the Government. In America it comes to a shoot-out in main street.

Do you still have some erwten soup in the pot?

In this virtual cafe, I can present you all with a good way to put it together.

According to Cafe WIM: wash your hands, inpsect your tools:

14 oz dried split peas/ 1 ham hock/ 3 slices bacon chopped/ 2 cans chicken broth/ 3 1/2 cups of water/4 small potatoes, peeled, diced/ 2 carrots peeled and diced/ 1 leek diced/ 1/2 large onion, diced/ 2 celery sticks/ 1 finely diced garlic clove/ 1/2 tsp salt/ 1/2 tsp ground black pepper/ 1/2 tsp dried thjyme/ 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg/ 1/2 tsp ground cloves AND 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced. 

Wash your hands, roll-up your sleeves, put your hat on the hat rack and you have 17 parts that will be good for YOU. Proceed to govern and protect yourself. It's cold outside. See you all soon.

Nice to see you are on a roll, Wim










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07.09 | 19:54

Delightful. Contact, nice and gentle makes my Big Day.
Love you totally.

07.09 | 15:12

Whether blogs or books, your way with words is both whimsical and interesting. You are a delightful inspiration - please keep writing! Happy Birthday Dad 💝

04.05 | 10:09

Hello. I too would love a copy of the book. I spent many a happy afternoon and evening at Wim in my teens. It was a home away from home.

14.03 | 15:21

Where oh where or How do i buy the book ? i cannot find it :(

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